Double-pass photovoltaic-thermal solar collector

Mohd. Yusof Othman, Baharudin Yatim, Kamaruzzaman Sopian, M. N A Bakar

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Abstract

A hybrid photovoltaic-thermal (PV/T) solar air heater system which generates both electricity and heat energy simultaneously was studied. This hybrid system consists of monocrystalline silicon cells pasted to an absorber plate with fins attached at the other side of the absorber surface. Air as heat removing fluid is made to flow through an upper channel and then under the absorber plate or lower channel of the collector. Only a small part of the absorbed solar radiation is converted to electricity, while the rest increases the temperature of the cells. Improvements to the total efficiency of the system can be achieved by the use of a double-pass collector system and fins. This paper presents the experimental and theoretical studies on a finned double-pass PV/T solar air heater suitable for low temperature applications. A steady-state closed-form solution to determine the outlet and mean photovoltaic temperature has been obtained. An experimental setup has been developed. Comparisons are made between the experimental and theoretical results and close agreement, is obtained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number005603QEY
Pages (from-to)121-126
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Energy Engineering
Volume132
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Keywords

  • Developing countries
  • Water distribution systems
  • Water supply

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering

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Double-pass photovoltaic-thermal solar collector. / Othman, Mohd. Yusof; Yatim, Baharudin; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman; Bakar, M. N A.

In: Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 132, No. 3, 005603QEY, 2006, p. 121-126.

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Othman, Mohd. Yusof ; Yatim, Baharudin ; Sopian, Kamaruzzaman ; Bakar, M. N A. / Double-pass photovoltaic-thermal solar collector. In: Journal of Energy Engineering. 2006 ; Vol. 132, No. 3. pp. 121-126.
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